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Joint training exercise for Nenagh Ormond Search Unit

Friday, 3rd November, 2017 9:09am
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Joint training exercise for Nenagh Ormond Search Unit
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Nenagh Ormond Search Unit welcomed colleagues from Mourne River Search & Rescue to Nenagh recently for a weekend of joint training exercises.

The scenarios were both land and water. A land search was conducted for a missing person, deploying teams to search an area with swift response, locating the casualty and extracting them from the search area by stretcher.

This was followed by a water-based exercise, an introduction to swift water rescue using techniques such as self-rescue and defensive swimming. This training was new to the unit and everyone was impressed by the professionalism of Mourne River Search & Rescue. Both units worked seamlessly in the different scenarios.

We would like to thank Mourne River Search & Rescue for visiting and we look forward to our return trip in the new year. This is a fine example of cross-border co-operation. #nobordersinsearchandrescue.

We would also like to thank the Hi-b in Nenagh for providing an excellent meal at the end of a long day, and Andy Flynn's in Nenagh for providing accommodation for our colleagues.

Our role is to help the community and emergency services, and those in need. Training like this vital and for this we are grateful.

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